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Rentzou, Konstantina; Ekine, Adefunke – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Acknowledging the fact that parental engagement is more beneficial during early childhood compared to other developmental stages many countries have institutionalised parental engagement. In Nigeria, the government has taken initiatives in order to involve parents in their child's development by encouraging the establishment of School Management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education
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Dockett, Sue; Einarsdottir, Johanna; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Changing perspectives of children and recognition of the importance of researching with, rather than on, children, have contributed to a great deal of interest in participatory research methods. While many participatory methods have been developed to incorporate visual elements, uncertainty remains about the role and purpose of the image within…
Descriptors: Photography, Pictorial Stimuli, Young Children, Research Methodology
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Theobald, Maryanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Working within culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms may present challenges for monolingual researchers wishing to gain children's perspectives. Consequently, children who are not fluent speakers of the dominant language are under-represented in early years' research. When linguistic boundaries exist, one recommended approach is working…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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Bateman, Amanda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This article introduces the methodological approach of conversation analysis (CA) and demonstrates its usefulness in presenting more authentic documentation and analysis of children's voices. Grounded in ethnomethodology, CA has recently gained interest in the area of early childhood studies due to the affordances it holds for gaining access to…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology
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Streelasky, Jodi – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study investigates children's multimodal perspectives on their school experiences in two diverse, international contexts. The research shares data from 45 Canadian and Tanzanian children, and focused on the children's use of multimodal methods to share what mattered to them at school. The children's significant interest in their outdoor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Broughton, Anthony – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Adults gain a wealth of knowledge from listening to the voices of children through intentional observations and interactions [Owocki, G., and Y. M. Goodman. 2002. "Kidwatching: Documenting Children's Literacy Development." Portsmouth: Heinemann]. Hip Hop play may provide optimal opportunities for teachers to tap into the young minds of…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Play, Qualitative Research
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Participatory advocacy in research has brought new ways of thinking and researching young children's lives. Although some such methods in research are more successful than others, it is the process of involving children and their voices that matter most. Thus, this paper examines to what extent the vignette method facilitates participatory…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Participatory Research, Research Projects, Partnerships in Education
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Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen; Gomez, Chris – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study explores children's narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app--Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children's approaches to everyday situations through their play.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ho, Joyce; Grieshaber, Susan Jane; Walsh, Kerryann – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Classroom discipline is a topic of international interest and teachers are bombarded with advice regarding how to and why they should manage children's behaviour in their classrooms. This paper draws on data related to classroom discipline gathered from a detailed classroom observation schedule, teacher interviews, and field notes with four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Discipline, Classroom Environment
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Helmerhorst, Katrien O. W.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; Riksen-Walraven, J. Marianne A.; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam J. J. M.; Tavecchio, Louis W. C. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study examined the effects of a newly developed on-site consultancy programme to improve global quality of the child care environment in non-parental child care centres for 0- to 4-year-old children as measured with the ITERS-R/ECERS-R. Using a randomised controlled trial with a pretest, posttest, and follow-up test, we compared 35…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Centers, Consultation Programs, Educational Quality
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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael; Twomey, Miriam; Zhao, Yu – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Ireland has a policy of inclusive education to enable children with special educational needs to access education alongside their peers. The introduction of early assessment procedures to ensure that children receive support and resources on entering formal education has been an important strategy for delivery of this policy. This paper uses data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Breathnach, Helen; Danby, Susan; O'Gorman, Lyndal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Play is valued conceptually and pedagogically, although its place in early years settings is under increasing pressure. Framed by the sociology of childhood and understandings of children's agency, this article reports on an ethnographic study with children aged five years in the first year of primary school in Australia. The study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Primary Education
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Drawing on the theoretical work of the British sociologist Basil Bernstein, this paper documents how learning is structured and organised through play in three Early Years Education (EYE) settings catering for children aged three to five in England, UK. Its data address current issues raised within EYE research relating to "quality and high…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Social Class
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Little, Sabine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the attitudes towards reading in the home, handed down through the generations and experienced by the young children in four families of Pakistani and Indian origin. The children's families originally arrived in the UK in the 1960s, and this paper unpicks the stories and attitudinal changes in relation to both English and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Indians, Early Childhood Education
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Prioletta, Jessica; Pyle, Angela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Research has highlighted the importance of early literacy development. In light of this, there has been a growing concern around boys' underachievement on language and literacy assessments. Given the recent mandate for play-based learning in Ontario kindergartens, this paper examines children's literacy integration during play from a gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Literacy Education
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